Parish

Beginning in 1853, the Richmond Catholic Parish is one of the oldest parishes in Melbourne. It is a place where people are nourished spiritually and where faith in God can grow.

The Church’s social doctrine constantly points out the need to respect the dignity of children. In the family, which is a community of persons, special attention must be devoted to the children by developing a profound esteem for their personal dignity, and a great respect and generous concern for their rights. Indeed it was Jesus who, when his disciples were arguing among themselves about who was the greatest, directed his attention to a little child and said to his disciples:

‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me’ (Mark 9:37)
Statue of Jesus with children.

Inside St Ignatius' Church.

In partnership with the Jesuits, we share responsibility to:

  • practise and promote Gospel values
  • recognise and respond to the everchanging needs of the community and
  • foster a faith that leads to justice.

St Ignatius' Church

Since its beginning with the laying of the foundation stone in 1867, St Ignatius' Church on Richmond Hill, Melbourne, has been the focal point for the expression of the faith life of the Richmond Catholic community. This house of God is a place of welcome and prayer for the people of Richmond and beyond.

St James' Church

St James' has a tradition of being the local church. As custodians of this inheritance, we recognise that the strength of our parish lies within us: to nurture our faith, to assume responsibility for our pastoral needs and to maintain St James' Church as a house of prayer.

Trinity Catholic School

Trinity Catholic School, a dynamic primary school in Richmond, is inclusive of cultural diversity and embedded in Ignatian Spirituality. It is a source of pride to our parish that the school caters for students from many nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Columbarium at St Ignatius' Church

The Columbarium provides a sacred space in which the cremated remains of loved ones are placed.  Located on the northern side of St Ignatius' Church, it is a tranquil setting that enables families and friends to pray, reflect and remember their loved ones.


We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.  We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.  May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

ST IGNATIUS' CHURCH

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

ST JAMES' CHURCH

162 Kent Street
North Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

PARISH OFFICE

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

  (03) 8420 6789

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm